i am drunk on love

I invite you to drink deeply from the cup of Rumi with these quotes from the translation by Shahram Shiva found in “Hush: Don’t Say Anything to God“.

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The Lover is ever drunk with Love.
He is mad,
she is free.
He sings with delight,
she dances with ecstasy.
Caught by our own thoughts,
we worry about everything.
But once we get drunk on that Love
whatever will be, will be.

I sipped some of love’s sweet wine,
and now I am ill.
My body aches,
my fever is high.
They called in the doctor and he said,
drink this tea!
Ok, time to drink this tea.
He said,
Take these pills!
Ok, time to take these pills.
The doctor said,
And get rid of the sweet wine of love’s lips!
Ok, time to get rid of the doctor.

Love came,
and became like blood in my body.
It rushed through my veins and
encircled my heart.
Everywhere I looked,
I saw one thing.
Love’s name written
on my limbs,
on my left palm,
on my forehead,
on the back of my neck,
on my right big toe…
Oh, my friend,
all that you see of me
is just a shell,
and the rest belongs to love.

hopi prophecy

There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water.

And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt.

The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word ‘struggle’ from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

dante on love

The love of God, unutterable and perfect,
flows into a pure soul the way that light
rushes into a transparent object.

The more love that it finds, the more it gives
itself; so that, as we grow clear and open,
the more complete the joy of loving is.

And the more souls who resonate together,
the greater the intensity of their love,
for, mirror-like, each soul reflects the others.

From “The Divine Comedy” by Dante

one invisible substance

When I think about the ‘substance’ of God, I consider this idea: before the creation of the Universe, there was not anything but God.  Genesis 1:1-4 reads:

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while the Spirit of God swept over the face of the waters.  Then God said, “Let there be Light”; and there was Light.  And God saw that the Light was good; and God separated the Light from the darkness.

When God created the Universe, what was there to create it out of, except out of Itself? God is the substance from which the Universe is created. As expressions of God, we too are creators in our own right. We create with our thoughts and feelings and words. We have the Power to mold the One Invisible Substance, the “stuff” that is God, AND we are using that Power all the time, even if we are unaware of it.

There is only One Presence, One Power, One Substance, and we are expressions of that Power, that Presence, that Substance.  We are creating our world, our experience, using the Substance that is God and that we are also. We are the Substance of God!  So we already have everything we could ever desire, we have only to mold it and bring it forth into manifestation by focusing our Thought and speaking our Word.

edwene gainesIn her book, “The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity”, Edwene Gaines says,

Some believe that money is a spiritual symbol of invisible spiritual substance. Spiritual substance is what the mystics call the invisible body of God out of which all things are created – your clothes, your jewelry, you shoes, and the chair you are sitting in. It’s all created out of one invisible substance called the body of God.

Here is a quote from Charles Fillmore, co-founder of the Unity movement along with Myrtle Fillmore, from the book “Dynamics for Living“:

There is an invisible thought-stuff on which the mind acts, making things through the operation of a law not yet fully understood by man. Every thought moves upon this invisible substance in increasing or diminishing degree. When we praise the richness and opulence of our God, this thought-stuff is tremendously increased in our mental atmosphere.

And this is from “The Revealing Word“, a metaphysical dictionary also written by Charles Fillmore:

revealing wordSubstance

The divine idea of the underlying reality of all things. Substance is everywhere present, pervades all things, and inspires to action. It underlies all manifestation and is the spiritual essence, the living energy out of which everything is made. Through substance all the attributes of Being are expressed. It sustains and enriches any idea that is projected into it.

 

Let us affirm the words of Mr. Fillmore:
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we are all angels

In his book “The Revealing Word”, Charles Fillmore says that an angel is “a messenger of God; the projection into consciousness of a spiritual idea direct from the Fountainhead”.

we are all angelsWe all carry messages for each other.  We are the living Spirit of Truth, the Word of God made flesh.  Your life is a message, and that message is important, for you carry a Divine Idea within you that longs to be given conscious expression.

Martha Graham said it best when she shared this Word:

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”

Let your Word, your Message, be known today, Angel.  Speak your Word of Truth, declare your Goodness, and share the Blessing that YOU ARE with all of us.